A chocolate, orange, and pomegranate smoothie that tastes more like a milk shake than a workout recovery drink? Yes! This Best Ever Chocolate Meal Replacement Smoothie comes in at 33 grams of protein per serving, and 443 calories with the help of Bob's Red Mill Protein and Fiber Nutritional Booster... A tasty (and healthy) start to the New Year!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, but the content and opinions are my own. I have enthusiastically used their products for years!
You know what "they" say about New Year's resolutions, right? Nearly half of us make them, and less than 10% of us keep them... Why is that? I have a theory. 😀 "Resolutionaries" (my husband's name for those that make
and break) New Year's resolutions, aim too high. Habits take time to form, and setting an achievable goal means the action is more likely to become a habit. In other words, "eat the elephant one bite at a time." My second son loves to remind me of this quote!
So, after the indulgences of the holidays, we're resolved to get to the gym, eat healthier, sleep longer, stress less... and weeks later, we've failed. Having spent a lifetime working at a healthy lifestyle, my advice is this: Start with small, realistic goals. Get a fitness watch, and keep moving. If you want to go to the gym, add a couple of days a week rather than 5. I have found the TRX suspension system to be an amazing addition to any home gym. It's not easy to make excuses if the workout happens at home... no driving involved. 😀
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
~~ Abraham Lincoln
This chocolate meal replacement smoothie is more than a post-workout shake. At 433 calories and 33 g of protein, it will keep you satisfied longer than a typical protein shake. And. All. The. Flavor. This smoothie is delicious! So pull our your Ninja blender, and give it a whirl! The recipe makes 2 servings, so you'll have one for your workout buddy too!
The #NewYear2017 is a perfect time to take a closer look at all the amazing, healthy products Bob's Red Mill has to offer. Bob’s Red Mill brings you healthy, stone-ground, minimally-processed foods… “from mill to table!” In addition to their delicious, healthy foods, they offer an amazing variety of products for individuals with dietary restrictions like “gluten free,” “paleo,” and “vegan.” Check them out! What better way to begin a new year, than with healthier eating habits!
- 1 cup pomegranate juice , 100% juice!
- 1 large orange, zest and sections
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- 4 scoops protein powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- 1 orange , juiced
- 1 cup crushed ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Garnish with orange slices and pomegranate arils if desired.
I use Bob's Red Mill Protein and Fiber Nutritional Booster. If you substitute a different brand, your macros will also be different. 🙂
I use the orange sections in addition to some juice for their added fiber. This smoothie is fiber-rich, and has a lot of texture.
Macronutrients (approximation from MyFitnessPal.com): 443 calories; 33 g protein; 73 g carbohydrates; 4 g fat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 73gProtein: 33g